Have you tried cooking steak on outdoor electric grill? If you’re looking to grill something other than burgers, give it a try!
Cooking steak on an outdoor electric grill is easy with the right cut of steak and preparation. I say this because I had my own expensive mistake when the meat was cut too thin!!
A few years ago I grilled a balsamic marinated flank steak that came out really well.
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Today I picked up a boneless sirloin streak from my local farmer’s market. It grilled up beautifully on my Weber Q240 (now called a Q2400) outdoor electric grill, and fit comfortably.
Steak on an electric grill tips
To prepare, I took the steak out of the refrigerator about 20 minutes before I wanted to grill it. I simply seasoned it with salt and pepper and sprayed it with olive oil. While the meat was warming up, I grilled asparagus (kept it warm in the oven while the steak grilled).
I preheated the electric grill on high for about 20 minutes or so (until I could see sufficient smoke to indicate that it came to temperature).
How long I grilled the steak on my electric grill
I grilled the steak for about 5 minutes on the first side and flipped about 3 1/2 minutes. It came out a little closer to medium. Depending on how you prefer your meat cooked and how thick of a cut you have, you may need to increase or decrease the grilling time on the second side. In the future, if I have another steak at about 3/4 inch thick, I’ll probably grill for 4 minutes and 4 minutes, or 5 minutes and 3 minutes. I prefer my meat more medium-rare than medium. Based on our experiments with grilling racks of lamb in the past, my Mom thinks my grill cooks a little faster than her gas grill. It may be the cast iron grates on my grill holding the heat better than hers.
Oops, where I made a grilling mistake with my steak
One note of caution, I tried a thinner cut of steak last week, grilling for about the same time and it completely dried out. So I would recommend grilling a steak around 1 inch thick unless you like your steak very very well done. That was an expensive mistake and disappointment.